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1959 #1 India

Published 1959

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Producer Watson Kintner
Audio/Visual silent, color


Cat. Reel 149 1959: Reel 1: India Delhi, and other locations in India, including Rajasthan.

Woman making pot on wheel.
Tower of brick building
Four men in from of civic garden (mws)
Tiny pier: boats docking
Man and camel on modern bridge.
Haveli (mansion) with murals, likely in Rajasthan.
Street scenes. Market. (Delhi).
Temple: ornately carried.
Sacred cow entering temple.
Muddy area (badly underexposed).
Carved monoliths, statues, outside temple (underexposed).
Ivory toe work.
Bone drill
Working on coconut: note toe manipulation.
Actor making-up (see Kintner's notes on actor).
Jacket dance performed for camera. (Kathakali dance of Kerala State).
Demonstration of Kathakali eye gestures.


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